Community Service Volunteer Opportunities

Ongoing Service Opportunities

Bethany House

Bethany House is a home for women and children who are in transition. Volunteers would be needed to read to the children, help stock shelves, prepare meals, etc. If interested, please contact Julie Chantra in Campus Ministry, (585) 385-8368 or for more details.

Catholic Family Center of Rochester

Volunteers are needed for the various programs of the Rochester Collaborative for New Americans, which offers language and naturalization services to the many immigrants and refugees that call Rochester home. Opportunities include helping with Naturalization Workshops, English and Civic Classes, and Logics and Outreach Support. For more information, contact Kyle Tillotson at

CP Rochester

Monday-Thursday: Volunteers needed to assist with swimming, classrooms, adult recreation, soccer clinics. If interested, contact Tina Bennett at (585) 334-6000 x321 or


Up to 10 volunteers needed to sort, label, package, and distribute food. Please contact Jim at (585) 328-3380 x149.

Foodlink - Cooking Matters

Cooking Matters classes empower families with the skills to cook healthy and affordable meals. Foodlink is looking for volunteers to help share their love of food. Contact or (585) 328-3380 to volunteer.

Friendly Home

Volunteers needed for a variety of tasks including recreation, room visits, gift shop, etc. If interested, contact Linda Morrow at (585) 385-0219 or

Habitat for Humanity

Monday-Saturday, 9-4pm: 6 volunteers per house, need a full day commitment or volunteer in their restore. Contact Teresa Bianchi at (585) 697-2012 or

Mount Hope Cemetery Clean Up

Landscape volunteers help with routine landscaping maintenance (such as mulching, weeding, raking, and planting) and special projects. Events are held every 2nd Saturday of the month, from 9 a.m. - noon, April through November. In addition, the cemetery hosts other cleanups throughout the year. Contact Maria Fisher at (585) 428-7736 or visit the Mount Hope Cemetery website.

Pittsford Village Farmers Market

Volunteers are needed from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Thursday from June 5 - October 16. Help is needed for setup and cleanup, directing parking, assisting with the welcome tent, community table, kids' activity tent, cooking demo tent, and more. Contact for more information.

Rochester General Hospital

Volunteers are needed in a variety of ways including patient discharge, gift shop, etc. Contact Rick Palmiero at (585) 922-2927 or

Ronald McDonald House

Volunteer are need to clean, cook, sort food, and other tasks that may be needed. Contact Kathy Keenahan at (585) 442-5437 x3 or

Saints Place

Volunteer to assist refugees, while sorting through donations and delivering them to their homes. Contact Michele Quinn at (585) 385-6860 or

Salvation Army

Kitchen assistants, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, Red Kettle Campaign, Angel Tree, Christmas Toy Shop Set-Up and Distribution of Toys. Contact Lindsay Kroboth at (585) 987-9500 x2318 or

Spirtius Christi

"Speaking from the Heart" is a coffee hour during which refugees are invited to converse with Americans who are open to them and supportive of their efforts to express themselves in English. The group meets every other Sunday from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Spiritus Christi Church. Please Contact Karen Heavey at (585) 563-6829 or at

School 52

Volunteer in after school programs or volunteer within the classroom assisting teachers. Contact Bruce Pollock at (585) 218-0038 or

Volunteers of America

Volunteers help in a variety of ways at different locations throughout the Rochester area. Contact Nicole King at (585) 402-7204 or

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